KUALA LUMPUR: Aerodyne Group, Malaysian-headquartered international AI-driven drone-based solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the services business of Measure UAS Inc, one of the leading aerial intelligence companies in the US.
A new business entity, Aerodyne Measure Inc, has been formed to serve enterprise clients in North America.
Aerodyne said the acquisition is part of Aerodyne’s aggressive expansion strategy to become the number one drone-based solution provider in the world.
“Aerodyne Measure brings together the expertise of two leaders in the global drone services industry.
“Measure has conducted thousands of commercial operations for some of the biggest companies in North America, while Aerodyne has managed more than 400,000 infrastructure assets with 80,000 flight operations across 25 countries,” it said in a statement.
Both companies were ranked among the top 10 drone service providers by Drone Industry Insights, a leading source for independent drone market intelligence.
Aerodyne founder and group chief executive officer Kamarul A Muhamed said Measure has established quality processes and a reputation for excellent customer service, giving Aerodyne a strong foothold as it expands into the North American market.
“With the drone industry in a consolidation phase where companies which can deliver real value will come out on top, this partnership is a timely move to position us well for the next phase of growth,” it said.
The company said Aerodyne Measure will provide premium, turnkey aerial inspections of infrastructure assets in the energy utilities, renewable energy, oil and gas sectors as well as roads, bridges and ports, leveraging Aerodyne’s Vertikaliti solution suite, an end-to-end cloud-based asset management solution.
By combining smart drones and AI, Vertikaliti seamlessly and effectively reinvents the way assets are managed.
This solution has been proven to give clients significant performance improvement and cost optimisation, it said.